Monday, January 21, 2013

From the inside lookin' out!

Well, it is frigid cold here the last couple of days, with temp at -30C. Add severe wind chill warnings, and it takes us to -40C
I'm not leaving my house! Yay for retirement!
So, there is nothing to do but watch tennis, knit and then sew.
Here is a sneak peek at my Madrona Road Challenge project.....
I also finally started the Lucky Stars BOM with Elizabeth @ Don't Call Me Betsy
I have a bin full of Kaffe Fassett fabric, so I pulled it out and started using some of it.
I'm also going to finish up a belated Christmas present! I know, a tad late!
I had to wait for a pouch frame to arrive, so it wasn't my fault!
My second pair of socks are almost done too. Yay! This pair will fit much better I hope.
I got a lot of it done while watching Downton Abbey last night.
Love that show!
Finally into the post is a Star of Africa bee block for Janine.
The message is in Cree- hope it translated properly!
I quite liked doing the wheat stitch on the bottom. The first actual embroidery I have done other than the stem stitch.
Okay, off to the sewing room.....
I have some triangle to put together!
Stay warm....or cool.....depending where you are!

8 comments:

CitricSugar said...

I tend to watch a little tennis myself… And you know how I feel about Downton. :-)

Curious about your Madrona piece! I finished mine on Friday after a massive burst of inspiration.

Your Kaffe Fassett block is gorgeous!

Heather D. said...

Nice progress Patti. My grandpa died this past week in Saskatoon, and I wasn't able to go for the funeral on Saturday but have been staying in touch with many people there and looking at the weather forecasts, and brrrrrrrrrr, so glad you can stay inside!

Erica said...

I just love your hand quilting, it is so beautiful! I wish mine looked half that good ;)

Celtic Thistle said...

The Kaffe Fasset block looks gorgeous I love his fabric!

With you on the joys of retirement too, it has been snowing here all day so it was great to be snug at home :)

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Oh you have been putting snow days to good use!!

Tabatha said...

Can't wait to see your big reveal on your Madrona Road challenge, great fabric and your project thus far looks fab!!

Karen said...

That sure is cold!!! I am so pleased you get to stay inside and can play with all those lovely projects.

Heather A said...

Your little bit of Madrona Road looks cute! I'd better get cracking. I haven't even started!

8 comments:

CitricSugar said...

I tend to watch a little tennis myself… And you know how I feel about Downton. :-)

Curious about your Madrona piece! I finished mine on Friday after a massive burst of inspiration.

Your Kaffe Fassett block is gorgeous!

Heather D. said...

Nice progress Patti. My grandpa died this past week in Saskatoon, and I wasn't able to go for the funeral on Saturday but have been staying in touch with many people there and looking at the weather forecasts, and brrrrrrrrrr, so glad you can stay inside!

Erica said...

I just love your hand quilting, it is so beautiful! I wish mine looked half that good ;)

Celtic Thistle said...

The Kaffe Fasset block looks gorgeous I love his fabric!

With you on the joys of retirement too, it has been snowing here all day so it was great to be snug at home :)

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Oh you have been putting snow days to good use!!

Tabatha said...

Can't wait to see your big reveal on your Madrona Road challenge, great fabric and your project thus far looks fab!!

Karen said...

That sure is cold!!! I am so pleased you get to stay inside and can play with all those lovely projects.

Heather A said...

Your little bit of Madrona Road looks cute! I'd better get cracking. I haven't even started!